Work ongoing on controversial Bushwick development

Work is underway on a new development at 123 Melrose St. in Bushwick, but some critics say it will have a negative impact on their

Work is underway on a new development at 123 Melrose St. in Bushwick, but some critics say it will have a negative impact on their neighborhood.

Work is underway on a new development at 123 Melrose St. in Bushwick, but some critics say it will have a negative impact on their neighborhood. (7/27/16)

BUSHWICK - Work is continuing on a new development at 123 Melrose St. in Bushwick, but some critics say it will have a negative impact on their neighborhood.

The project is expected to hold between 900 and 1,000 new apartments, with 200 of them designated for affordable housing. 

It will also include a rooftop pool and other amenities, like a public park and space for coffee shops and restaurants.

Opponents say the project is another sign of gentrification that may force longtime residents out of the area. The say the bulk of the apartments and the shops will be too expensive.

The architect behind the project dismissed that notion, saying the courtyards and parks included in the plan welcome community members.

Work is expected to continue for around 18 months before completion.

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